Guyana United Nations Development Assistance Framework

Rice Farming in GuyanaThe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is a product of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and the Government of Guyana (GoG) that is intended to guide the joint and individual technical cooperation of the UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes for the period 2012 – 2016.

Following analytical examination of national conditions, challenges and national responses contained in the Common Country Assessment (CCA), and a number of Guyana Government papers (including the Low Carbon Development Strategy, the National Competitiveness Strategy, the Constitutional Reform Plan, the National Health Sector Strategy, the Agricultural Development Plan, the Guyana Food and Nutrition Security Strategy, and the Education Sector Plan) a number of development themes, around which the work of the UN system in Guyana could be structured, were identified and assessed. This led to the formulation of four thematic papers, focused on:

After an intensive period of interaction with the GoG, the UNCT identified those areas in which it has a comparative advantage and could therefore make the greatest impact, fulfilling its mandate to focus on the Millennium Development/Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed development goals and treaty obligations, and in so doing contribute to the development of Guyana.